Bessie Viola McCarty

Services for Bessie Viola McCarty, 85 of Courtney will be 2:00 P.M.  Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Ringling. With Bro. Jimmy Morris and Bro. Jimmy May officiating. Interment will be at Bourland - Belleville Cemetery. Under the direction of Dudley – Roberts Funeral Home in Ringling.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Hodges, Jim Harris, Cody Hodges, Kevin Martin, Clint Blakemore , Ryan Blakemore and Doug Farris.  Honorary bearers will be Paul King, Mike Emberling and Men of the Gospel Tabernacle Church.

Mrs. McCarty was born April 5, 1924 in Addington, Ok. to John Bunyon and Nora Savilla (Davis) Barton. She passed from this life May13, 2009 in the Healdton hospital.

She was raised in Love and Jefferson counties. She and Lloyd McCarty were married December 24, 1943 in Belleville, making their home in Courtney Flatts, where  they lived all their married life. Mrs. McCarty was a loving homemaker, she loved quilting , gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and a member of the  Gospel Tabernacle Church since 1947.

Mrs. McCarty  was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lloyd, a daughter Nora Jean Peavler, sister Melba Doyal and 5 brothers Cecil Barton, Johnny Barton ,Tommy Barton, Buryl Barton and Oma Belcher.

She is survived by son Dewayne McCarty and wife Wetona, Courtney - 3 daughters LaRay Hodges and husband Meril, Louise Harris and Patricia Martin and husband Gary , all of Healdton - 9  grandchildren Lynn Hodges, County Line, Sandra Hodges, Healdton; Jim Harris, Healdton; Melissa  Harris, Washington, Ok.; Michelle Blakemore, Healdton; Kevin Martin, Davis; Kim Farris, Noble; Stephanie McCarty, Norman and Shelby McCarty, Courtney. And 12 great grandchildren.

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